Watercolor paintings by vincent van gogh

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watercolor paintings by vincent van gogh

Van Gogh: 99 Watercolors by Narim Bender

Vincent van Gogh drew thousands of images to better his style. He believed that drawing was the root of everything”.In just over a decade, he produced more than 2100 artworks, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints. He produced nearly 150 watercolor paintings during his life. Similar to his drawings, Van Gogh often did watercolors as studies before doing an oil painting or as practice. As he continued to refine his technique, he used more and brighter colors in his watercolors. Though often they are far away from his bold brush strokes, the Van Goghs watercolors are a unique in their use of clear and vibrant colors.
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His fondness in watercolour are very evident through his letters to his brother Theo. At the age of 28 Vincent wrote the following in a letter to his brother Theo in December And so I reckon that I am now at the beginning of the beginning of doing something serious.
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Watercolor Paintings by Vincent Van Gogh

Boy Cutting Grass with a Sickle. On the outskirts of Paris, near Montmartre F The timber auction by Vincent van Gogh. Woman spreading out laundry on a field. Bleaching Ground at Scheveningen. Church Pew with Worshippers.

Vincent Van Gogh was an artist whose work is one of the formative influences of 20th-century art and whose life of suffering has become legendary. Afterwards he became in turn a schoolmaster in Britain, a missionary to the miners in the Borinage, Belgium, and finally, in , an artist. In he left Holland for Paris, where he lived with his brother Theo, one of the few art dealers encouraging such artists as Bernard, Degas, Gauguin, Seurat and Toulouse-Lautrec. He himself went to Arles early in , but the only other painter he persuaded to join him was Gauguin, who visited him at the end of Vincent van Gogh suffered from harrowing bouts of depression and self-doubt thoughout his lifetime. On July 27, Vincent Van Gogh shot himself.

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In addition to his better known oil paintings, Vincent van Gogh produced nearly watercolor paintings during his life. Though often lacking his distinctive brush stroke textures, the watercolors are unmistakably Van Gogh in their use of bold, vibrant color. Often times, these watercolors were used as field studies for their eventual larger oil counterparts. Similar to his drawings, Van Gogh often did watercolors as studies before doing an oil painting or as practice. Although his watercolors are not as well know as his paintings, Van Gogh knew that he was perfecting his skills and in that he was on the verge of something great. At the age of 28 Vincent wrote the following in a letter to Theo, "I came away from him with some painted studies and a few watercolours. They are not masterpieces, of course, yet I really believe that there is some soundness and truth in them, more at any rate than what I've done up to now.


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